Are books really necessary under my head? Why not a pillow?

Books provide support for the neck if there is chronic downward pull (neck tension).

The goal is to encourage a gentle traction on the muscles of the neck. Some days when experiencing lots of stress, you may need a high stack of books. While on other days, you may already be very free and need only a small one or even none.

Books offer more actual support than a pillow, and in finer increments. Pillows are also a stimulus for a different kind of rest, called sleep.

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